James J. Besemer
jb at cascade-sys.com
Fri Sep 13 07:42:33 CEST 2002
Gerhard Häring wrote:
>Broken quoting - yuck! Your newsreader is broken. Please repair it (using
>third party software) or make Usenet a better place by throwing away that
I believe this error occured when the line was wrapped by the
python-list mailer, not necessarily the submitter's newsreader or email
>If we want to keep the terminology right, Python doesn't have variables. It
>has names and values.
The fact that The Tutorial and other Python doc uses the term "variable"
makes it confusing for newcomers.
It's doubly confusing, since the general definitions of a variable seems
to apply equally well to the corresponding Python thingies.
So, what is the difference between a "name" and a "variable"?
Or is this merely a distinction without a difference?
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